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978-1-4985-5510-4 • Hardback • March 2018 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-4985-5511-1 • eBook • March 2018 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Lindsay Coleman is independent scholar.
Carol Siegel is professor of English and cultural studies at Washington State University Vancouver.
PART ONE: Sex and Cinematic Traditions
Chapter One: Fine Arts and Ugly Arts: Blue Is the Warmest Color, Abdellatif Kechiche’s Corporeal State of the Nation
Chapter Two: The Heroine’s Journey: Taboo Sex and Characterization in Dogtooth
PART TWO: Sex in Queer Cinema
Chapter Three: Blurred Lines: The Case of Stranger by the Lake
Chapter Four: Documenting Everyday Male Intimacies in Contemporary Queer Cinema
PART THREE: Sex Documentary/Docudrama
Chapter Five: Cruising the Interior. Leather Bar: Gay Sex, Then and Then Again
Chapter Six: Heterotopias of Confession: Whores’ Glory, Sex, and Dispossession
PART FOUR: Sex on Television
Chapter Seven: “Monsters all, are we not?”: Sex and the Human Connection in Penny Dreadful
Chapter Eight: Two Funerals and a Wedding: Not So Nice Jewish Girls in Transparent and Broad City
About the Editors and Contributors
All in all, this collection of essays succeeds in providing in-depth investigations of rich cultural texts, which often speak to one another and build an engaging nexus of ideas and approaches for the study of sex acts in contemporary visual culture. The case study approach makes sense since it is often the case that intense debates are activated around the controversy caused by a particular example of popular culture.
— Historical Journal of Film, Radio, & Television
Long overdue, this brilliant anthology asks exactly how and why we are seeing explicit sex acts, not in pornography, but throughout visual culture. Like a previous era’s attention to censorship and the Production Code, Intercourse in Television and Film offers rich historical, material, and cultural frameworks for its close-ups of sex scenes and provocative analyses of their meanings. Beautifully written and rigorously theorized, these essays comprise a bold and important new overview of a phenomenon that demands interpretation.
— Linda Mizejewski, The Ohio State University